Readings and WorkshopsChilina Kennedy, Manu Narayan, A.J. Shively, More Set for Reading of New Musical Iraqi Rose
Joe Barros will direct the latest work from Paradise Square's Larry Kirwan.
January 20, 2023
An invitation-only reading of Iraqi Rose, a new musical from Larry Kirwan, the Tony-nominated librettist of the 2022 Broadway musical ParadiseSquare, will be held January 27 at The Irish Arts Center in New York City.
Kirwan, leader of the Irish political rock band Black 47, was inspired to write the new musical after receiving emails from Black 47 fans serving in Iraq. Iraqi Rose explores an incident that occurred in Baghdad in 2006 and follows a former soldier who later runs for Congress.
Mark Fifer (Little Girl Blue) is the musical director, and Jeffrey Chrzczon is the general manager.
The project reunites Kirwan with director Barros after collaborating on Kirwan’s musical Hard Times, on which Paradise Square was based.
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